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Judging: Is It Right How Christians Easily Judge Now

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Brethren, according to 1 Samuel 16:7, “The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them, people judge by outward appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart”. So let’s stop labeling people just because they’re not like us. We should also avoid judging them just because they sin differently than us. Nowadays, it is almost impossible not to experience the feeling of being judged by everyone, especially in the era we live in. We are constantly exposed to examples of how we should look like or how we should behave.

People may not always see the treasure God has placed within you, so don’t place too much value on the opinions of others. Trust that God knows what’s in you, and he will choose you even when others overlook you. So, we should never judge a heart by its scars, and remember, brethren nobody has it easy, everybody has issues. You never know what people are going through. So, pause before you start judging, criticizing, or mocking others. Everybody is fighting their own unique war. How about you get to know the person before you judge him or her. After all, Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.


Judging wrongly

The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 4:4-5, “It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore, do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. “So judging no one just improves yourself. Remember Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For You will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged by God.

A case in point is found in 2 Kings 2:19-24, whereby we find a group of 42 boys who chose to judge the prophet Elisha based on his weakness instead of what he carried or his office. Before they had met, he had solved one great problem that plagued the same community where the boys lived, but they didn’t see that. Remember that you should take a closer look at yourself and only judge others when you are perfect (Romans 3:10).

Just imagine from morning until evening we are exposed, to some kind of digital input ranging from the social media on our phones, the news on the TV, or on the billboards in the streets. You can fall into that judgment trap of modern society very easily. We should never judge the lives of others because each person knows only their own pain. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path ( for example, my church, my pastor, etc.). So, don’t judge someone’s choices without understanding their reasons for the choice.

Everything we judge in others is something within ourselves we don’t want to face. Matthew 7:3–5. No wonder, When someone judges you, it is actually about them and their insecurities, limitations, and needs. According to “Romans 2:1 So every single one of you who judges others is without any excuse. You condemn yourself when you judge another person because the one who is judging is doing the same things”.

Why We Should Avoid Judging Others?

However, we must understand that there is a difference between good judgment and bad judgment. Bad judgments are meant to feed our own personal ego and put others down,

1. Due to a lack of information we end up putting people in little boxes. You restrict your brain from seeing another side of the person, so be open-minded. 2. You only believe that you are the only one who is correct. You forget that we are all different. so you stop seeing the good in others irrespective of who they are to you ( whether close ones; friends, family members, partners, etc.) 3. Once you start it’s hard to stop. It becomes a habit, and you find yourself judging anything and everything ranging from the small things to big things and you never see anything good. 4. People start to hate you for this. Seeing others positively reveals our own positive traits, but if you negatively judge other people, you are viewed negatively by people, in return. 5. No one trusts you or your actions People lose trust in you and what you do. 6. It shows that you are suffering internally You begin to put people down to make yourself feel better. People often judge others because they feel that they are sitting on a higher pedestal than others. Just remember judging others doesn’t define who they are, it just defines who you are.

7. The label you put on others will soon be put on you. You bring yourself down when you bring others down. 8. You Start Taking Yourself Too Seriously If you’re judging others, you’re probably judging yourself pretty harshly as well. So STOP judging yourself and you won’t need to judge others. 9. Do unto others as you would have them done unto you. Before judging someone, put yourself in his or her shoes. Ask yourself a few questions about how your judging. 10. Don’t judge the book by its cover. Appearances are often deceptive. Yes, the person might not look like it from the outside but he or she might be the best person. So just give everyone a chance.

Which Is The Correct Way To Judge Others?

Being judgmental is an essential survival trait of our species. We need to distinguish between good and bad; right and wrong people and those who can or cannot qualify as our friends, partners, etc. 

The Bible states that there are two ways to judge others. One way is to judge their motives, which are sinful. The other way is to judge their actions, by knowing what is the right thing to do. Sadly, people often mistake what the Bible says about judging others by misapplying one of these truths.

How Judging Relates to Fellow Believers

The Scripture provides many examples of how God’s people can be in error. For instance, if you look at the Israelites who were told to destroy everything upon entering Canaan, including the idolatry on the high mountains. Contrary to what God had instructed, the Israelites turned them into new places of worship rather than destroying them. Even the godliest of people are capable of falling into error. Some consider this offensive and claim that as Christians, we should focus on loving others and avoid causing division. Are we being loving if we allow our fellow brethren to remain in error and even deceive others? Of course not.

Yes I know to judge others is human, but brethren keeping your opinion about others to yourself is having class. According to 1 Corinthians 5:12–13 “It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is my responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you”. So, ONLY judge a person NOT by the color of their skin, race, nationality, tribe, education, or class, but by the content of their character.”( These are the words of Martin Luther king jr.)

How Judging Relates to Unbelievers

According to Romans 3:23, This judgment is not made from the opinion of the Christian who is presenting the gospel but rather by what the Bible clearly declares. In Matthew 7: 1 to 5,15,16,20, Christ is warning believers against making judgments in a hypocritical or condemning manner. Before you judge others stop and think about all that God has forgiven you for (Matthew 18:21-35)

Pastor Nathaniel.

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Your correct about judging

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